[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Salem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 1-29-1979 (Ch. 261, Art. I, of the 1995 Code)]
Any request to connect sump drains or basement drains to the municipal storm drain system will be directed to the Town Engineer and the Public Works Director, who, after on-site inspection and meeting with the applicant, will submit a written recommendation to the Board of Selectmen setting forth the nature of the application, the reason for it, potential alternative solutions and their recommendation.
Since drainage will undoubtedly be a matter of continuing concern, both to the Town and to local residents, this procedure will provide for the orderly disposition of requests as they occur, weighing the merits of each on an individual basis rather than trying to address the matter with an all-encompassing policy which, because of the individual nature of the problems presented, will necessitate constant exceptions and bending of the rules.